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The Day Israel Abandoned Appeasement

17 Kislev 5764 – December 12, 2003
The new head of state in Israel took office some time after his mentor was assassinated.

Second Thoughts? An Interview With Shlomo Ben Ami

Shlomo Ben Ami was Israel's foreign minister under Ehud Barak and served as the lead Israeli negotiator at the Camp David summit in 2000.

Letters To The Editor

Lopsided ExchangeOnce again the government of Israel has demonstrated that, contrary to the oft-repeated mantra about not making deals with terrorists, it in fact...

“Sulam”: Special Needs For A Special Place In Israel

15 Kislev 5764 – December 10, 2003
During the summer of 2002 I wrote hopefully in The Jewish Press about Sulam, a special education network in Jerusalem. At that time, I reminded my readers that as life had become increasingly difficult for Israelis in general, it had become even more difficult for the country's developmentally disadvantaged Jewish children.

Poker Play And Shidduchim

11 Kislev 5764 – December 5, 2003
It's simply taken for granted that this is the only appropriate way for dates to transpire. How this baseless dogma ever took root among the am segula is a mystery to me.

“For This House Shall Be Destroyed…”

A dignified old man, wrapped in a talit, smiled sadly and motioned to him to follow. He didn't know why, but he obeyed. Was it curiosity? Or fear?

Accepting The Reality Of Islamic Anti-Semitism

The increasing Muslim immigration to Europe and America raises concerns that some of the new arrivals will bring with them the culture of anti-Semitism so prevalent in their home countries.

Malaysian Malaise: A Dimwit And His Conspiracy Theories

Criticism of Mahathir's deranged ideas was surprisingly mild throughout the Western community.

Time For Israeli Peaceniks To Get Real

I recently had the opportunity to interview Shlomo Ben Ami, Israel's foreign ministerduring the Barak administration.

Jewish Students On American College Campuses Face The ‘New’ Anti-Semitism

This past spring, I spoke at a synagogue in Skokie, IL. about the situation of Jewish students on our college campuses. As a professor at a large midwestern university who is faculty advisor to a pro-Israel organization (Israel Council at Purdue or ICAP), it wasn't difficult for me to identify the increasingly perilous circumstances of Jewish students.

Letters To The Editor

Arab-Americans' Growing InfluenceIt's interesting that so many Arab-Americans, already viciously anti-Israel, now attack the Israeli security fence and excoriate Israel for being so audacious...

Surprise, Surprise

8 Kislev 5764 – December 3, 2003
No earth-shaking commentary this week, just a couple of items that took the Monitor by surprise. The first was an amusing exchange in the Nov. 6 issue of The New York Review of Books (NYR) between Forward editor J.J. Goldberg and journalist Elizabeth Drew. Here is Goldberg's letter to the editor complaining about Drew's mischaracterization of the Forward:

From Monsey With Love

It was not easy and it took a long time but recently the Hashmonaim community was finally able to celebrate the dedication of a new ambulance with the latest life-saving features.

Arutz-7 Affair Highlights Leftist Hypocrisy

4 Kislev 5764 – November 28, 2003
The modern-day Left has developed and articulated this technique as a branch of the communication sciences.

Sudan And The Oslo Peace Process: Delusions Of Western Diplomacy

Despite the continued reporting of atrocities during the cease-fire and the motive to destroy villages in the path of oil expansion in the Eastern Upper Nile, the Civilian Protection Monitoring Team neglected to interview key witnesses who were readily available.

Inspired By A Weekend With ‘Israel Inspires’

Although on an intellectual level I knew there was a huge Muslim presence on campuses across North America, I wasn't prepared emotionally for the malevolence that Jewish students must confront on a daily basis.

The Second American Civil War

The Left believes that marriage should be redefined and that judges alone are entitled to do so.

Israel’s Left Wins Its Jihad Against Arutz-7

Yet another nail was banged last week into the coffin of Israeli democracy.

Germany’s Emboldened Neo-Nazis

2 Kislev 5764 – November 26, 2003
The victimization card is one of the more potent ones used by the neo-Nazis.

Blog Rules

The influence of bloggers and their weblogs, already growing by leaps and bounds thanks to such polarizing controversies as the war in Iraq and such Internet-driven phenomena as the Howard Dean presidential campaign, reached new heights in October with the Gregg Easterbrook affair.

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